Authors of each paper in this Special Issue submitted a question to stimulate interactive communication among readers and authors. You are encouraged to initiate a dialog by responding to the following question:
Must instream flow provide an economic benefit before it will be weighed against water development? As applied specifically to the Okavango Basin: To what degree does ecotourism reduce the amount of ecological pressure on the Okavango and increase the institutional pressure on OKACOM to ensure the basin is developed sustainably? In other words, if instream flow had less direct economic value to the region, might development proceed unchecked?